Prince has released a new protest song entitled BALTIMORE in support of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, the protesters, and the people of Baltimore. Check out the track here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/05/prince-releases-new-protest-song.html
Director Spike Lee is making a new film for Amazon studios which has already become the focus for controversy for it’s working title, “Chiraq”. The movie will focus on the Chicago community of Englewood and the “black on black violence that occurs there. Some in Chicago including Mayor Emanuel are not happy about the title. Some believe that it negatively portrays the city and in some way endorses the violence while others believe that it describes the state of violence in the city right now. What do you think about the title? Should Spike Lee keep it or drop it out of respect for those in Chicago against the use of that title and that have to live with the violence everyday? Cast your vote here: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/04/should-spike-lee-title-his-next-movie.html
The 2010 best supporting actress winner for ‘Precious’ — who refused to campaign for her award — says she was told by her director Lee Daniels that the perception is she’s “difficult” and “tacky,” and she’s lost out on several roles as a result. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/monique-i-was-blackballed-after-winning.html
Now let me first state that I love AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s my favorite TV show. It’s also one of the most diverse shows on television But I have noticed one troublesome trend, being the old black male character when a new black male character shows up is the equivalent of being a “red shirt” on Star Trek. I like to call it the add a black man kill a black man rule. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/the-walking-deads-add-one-black-man.html
HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting
HBO has licensed U.S. television rights to director Marc Silver’s “3 1/2 Minutes,”. The film centers on the 2012 shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis at a Florida gas station and the subsequent trial of his killer, Michael Dunn. – Learn more and see the movie trailer at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/hbo-acquires-3-12-minutes-doc-on-jordan.html
If you have ever watched a basketball game you know there’s something known as a “makeup” call. That’s when the referees make a bad or questionable call on one team and then make it up to that team by making a bad call the other way. No referee will admit this happens, but we all know that it does. I think that’s what happened with Selma getting a besat picture nomination. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/was-selmas-best-picture-nomination-make.html
Giant Land Octopus
Yes its as preposterous as it sounds!
When there’s no more food in the ocean, it will feed on land!
15 years after a baby octopus is flushed down a toilet it suddenly returns to wreck havoc on a small Texas community. Only a disgraced scientist, a nerd, and a small town sheriff stand between the Land Octopus and the end of the world! Okay maybe just the end of the small Texas town, but you get the idea.